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Life is like a box of Chocolates...

But hopefully not that box of chocolates.

An adorable little boy selling door-to-door junk to work his way through camp/school/a ski trip/the real world/I don't know stopped by last night. He caught me in a weak moment, so I bought a box of chocolates, for $5.

I don't mind contributing to a good cause bad cause someone's cause, and I wasn't expecting Girardelli's, but I wish I could find the wee blighter and, kindly, ask if he'd like to share the chocolates with me, I wouldn't wish them on my co-workers.

Scary part one: Grease stains showing through the cardboard box.

Scary thing two: The little quilted wax paper layer had some horrible brown crush on one corner.

I never really got to analyze scary thing three, the box leapt from my hands to throw itself to the floor. A lot of the chokkies were brittle and shattered like shrapnel. Others had that pale, buff-tan-matte color of chocolates that have been around a long, long time. Others had raspberry filling, which is inexcusable on its own.

In short, don't eat the chocolates.

This is more of a "pride in product" gripe than anything else, and a mild frustration at not being able to gently explain the joys of customer satisfaction to Mr. Entrepreneur.

Helpless in the Face of Chocolate,


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Feb. 27th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Give the chocolates to the Jehovah's 'Witlesses' who try to pester you?

Edited to add: http://twolumps.net/d/20060203.html

Edited at 2008-02-27 04:07 pm (UTC)
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't do that. I like conversations with fundamentalists and missionaries, I rarely get to talk theology with people :)
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Was it "World's Best"? They were the chocolate brand our school used to sell, but when I had a chance to buy a bar several years ago, the taste was not as good. I always wonder if it was only delicious in my youth, or if the quality actually decreased over time, or if better chocolate experiences have made me a chocolate snob. For instance, the only popular brand chocolate bar I'll eat now is Dove.
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
I don't think these were even branded! They were called something like "Fancy Chocolates." Very generic. The problem was that you probably could have bought this selfsame box, several years ago! He was also selling little filled cakes and some other "treats", but the chocolates looked like the most edible.

How wrong I was!

I have a weak spot for butterfingers, Baby Ruths, Snickers, heath bars...um...really every candy bar except Three Muskateers and things with that fluffy nugate stuff...
Feb. 27th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Candy bars are different, since they have more than chocolate going for them. It's the same for me with those, minus the 3 Mustketeers as well.

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